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Today's Features

  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even as Parkinson's disease began taking its toll on Dick Winters, who led his "Band of Brothers" through some of World War II's fiercest European battles, the unassuming hero refused, as always, to let his men down.

    Friends accompanied him to public events, subtly clearing a path through the adoring crowds for the living legend, whose Easy Company's achievements were documented by a 1992 book and HBO miniseries. His gait had grown unsteady, and he did not want to be seen stumbling.

  • Mango Languages is a new database being offered by Los Alamos County Library System and it’s free and accessible from either the library or at home.
    Mango includes 29 foreign language courses and 15 courses in English as a Second Language-English for speakers of 15 different first languages.

  • The 2010 Community Asset/Spirit of the West awards were presented Saturday night at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    The second annual event garnered 44 nominations with recipients ranging from county councilors and Kiwanians, to a middle school student and one spectacular senior citizen.
    Los Alamos High School student Corbin Pfeffer and 91 year old Lorin Cox were selected for the first-time presentation of the Director’s Award.

  • There’s still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home-schooled eighth grade students.
    The trip is private and not a school-sponsored trip. Sign up forms for the 29th annual 8th grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. can be obtained at the Los Alamos Middle School office or can be found on the LAMS homepage.

  • At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19, the designers of the New Mexico Veterans Museum will conduct a meeting for Los Alamos-area veterans at the Los Alamos National Lab’s Otowi building, second floor cafeteria, side rooms A, B and C.
    Retired Marine Corps Col. Joe Long, the museum planner, will present a multimedia description of the project, solicit ideas from the public and answer questions.  Attendance by a representative of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services is also planned.  

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Monday
    Al Elliott will speak on the subject of easy-care iris: specific varieties for six months of color at the Summit Garden Club meeting. Visitors are welcome. For information contact Betsy Comly, 672-1574.

    Chapter AK of the P.E.O. international sisterhood will meet at Bette Leland’s home, 233 Andanada. Ruth Lier will present a program entitled Reindeer and the Northern Climes.

    Tuesday

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • The House of Hope Women from Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church invites everyone — men, women and youth — to a light supper at 5 p.m. Saturday in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive, to talk about their home building trips to Juárez, Mexico.
    Many in the community have supported their mission trips over the last six years and have voiced that theya, too, might be interested in a home building mission trip.  

  • The second annual, Community Asset/Spirit of the West awards ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    The event will host an array of appetizers and desserts to reward community servants with a sweet treat to toast their accomplishments of 2010.
    “I’m so excited about the sponsorship of the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel,” said Assets Coordinator Bernadette Lauritzen. “The family was award recipients the first year and I’m pretty sure they believe in the work and philosophy of Assets.”